Nadia Reid and NZTrio Live at Old St Paul's
Ahead of her fourth album release, singer-songwriter Nadia Reid and her band join contemporary classical ensemble NZTrio live on stage at Old St Paul's.
15 July 2022
07:00pm - 10:00pm
With newly minted arrangements commissioned from New Zealand composer Alex Taylor, Reid reflects, "It was a dream I had while in the throes of having a newborn and being in lockdown once again. I have been wanting to perform with the NZTrio for as long as I can remember, and it seems like the perfect pairing as I prepare to record my fourth album in August. I think the marriage of my band and I, and NZTrio is going to make for some real magic and I can’t wait."
A richness of voice; a depth of emotion; wisdom beyond her years, Reid has claimed her place as one of New Zealand’s most evocative and profound songwriters. With youth spent in the company of folk clubs and the indie scene of Dunedin and Christchurch, Reid connected with the pre-and-post-quake Christchurch music milieu and quickly garnered a reputation among her peers for her penetrating songs belying her young age.
Reid has attained global success off the back of her first three albums: Listen To Formation, Look For The Signs (2015); Preservation (2017); and Out Of My Province (2020).
Described as a “national treasure” and “New Zealand’s most indispensable ensemble” (William Dart, NZ Herald), NZTrio, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, is renowned for its eclectic repertoire, outstanding talent and warm stage presence. Any preconceptions of classical music being stuffy or intimidating are smashed by edgy repertoire, venue ambiance, and post-concert manaakitanga.